Starting September 23, 2024

Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Affinity Communities

Session Type: Innovation Lab

Date and Time:Tuesday, September 24, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Sydney Kopp-Richardson

Director of SAGE’s National LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Initiative



Arun Paul

CEO & Founder

Priya Living


Todd Shaw

Vice President

LCS Development


Ashley Wade

Executive Director

Broadview at Purchase College


Sevy Petras


Priority Life Care

Hear from groundbreaking experts in university, ethnic, and LGBTQ+ affinity communities.

As the landscape of senior living evolves, there is an increasing need for specialized communities. This session explores affinity communities, such as those associated with college campuses and diverse communities, as unique opportunities to attract more older adults to senior housing. This workshop will discuss methods for determining market demand, assessing investment potential, and understanding the operational advantages of these communities.

Join us to learn from industry experts who are leading the charge in creating vibrant, inclusive environments that cater to the specific needs and preferences of older adults.


What You’ll Discover / Key Learnings

  • Market Demand Assessment: Techniques for evaluating the demand for affinity and diverse senior living communities.
  • Investment Insights: Understanding the investment potential and financial benefits of developing specialized senior living communities.
  • Operational Advantages: Operational strategies and advantages that make affinity communities successful and sustainable.


Session Goals

  • Engage with Industry Leaders: Facilitate connections and discussions with leaders who are pioneering innovative senior living models.
  • Promote Innovative Solutions: Encourage the adoption of new approaches to senior housing that cater to specific communities and preferences.
  • Provide Actionable Insights: Equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to identify, invest in, and successfully operate specialized senior living communities.

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